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Yes, it’s been forever since I posted.  We have just been really busy and honestly when I get home I avoid the computer.  I must resume regular posting. 

Busy weekend this past weekend.  I spent 13 hours in the kitchen canning.  Mitch helped with some of the grunt work, but mainly he entertained Gaby while I cooked, chopped, sliced, diced, and canned.  We’ve got lots of activities coming up too.  Birthdays, weddings, half marathons, just a lot of stuff. 

I promise to be a better blogger.  And the next posts will contain pictures.

Mitch and I are going on a float trip this weekend.  After one of the most temperate JulysI can remember, summer will be back with a vengence just in time for a camping/float trip.  It should be fun though. There are about 13 people going, and the mix of different personalities should be OK. 

Then the following two weekends I’m taking Gaby for visits withher aunts.  I can’t believe I haven’t seen Jessie since our weekend in St. Louis.  I’m very excited to see her! Then we’ll head down to Oklahoma City for a quick weekend with Missy.  I’m excited to see how she’s doing, what her appartment looks like, and catch up face-to-face.

We are going to be going and going.  Plus, our friend’s have their c-section scheduled on the 18th.  So, there will be a new baby Kollmeyer around. 

Finally, the garden is really starting to come in.  I fully expect tons of tomatoes and cucumbers when we get back from floating.  I made a batch of tomato sauce last night to use a few before they went bad.  I’m really happy with the vegetables we decided to use this year.  I’ll do one post that is reserved for garden issues because we have a lot this year. 

Look forward to lots of pictures and posts from all the festivities we have planned.

Hello everyone.  I’m back.  I needed a break from most everything plugged in for a while.  The legislative session was very busy this year and then with the whole foot surgery thing, I just needed a break. 

This has been a busy summer.  Aside from the previously mentioned items, we’ve been to Gulf Shores, AL with Mitch’s family.  Long drive with a 3-year-old, but we had a good time.  I get to have a couple long weekends with Gaby coming up, so Linda can have a babysitting break.  Mitch and I are going on a float trip with some friends.  And I’m going to try and fit in visits with the sisters.  Oh, and we are having another half-marathon girls weekend in October with more runners this year.  We are going to be busy. 

I’ve got some crafting projects to work on and need to start on Christmas gifts.  Life is great right now. 

Please anticipate more frequent posting from here on because we are busy and have lots to show for it.  Happy summer everyone!

Sorry for the unexpected blog break. I have a feeling that as long as I work at the Capitol springtime blogging is going to be rare. Session is over. I survived another year, and this one was a crazy one. 12 of my bills passed, so that’s pretty exciting. It was a good session. The good news is I’m back.

Bad news is I’d been having some pretty bad heel pain. Went to the doctor and he told me I had a heel spur that would need to be surgically removed. I had than done today. I’m going to need crutches for the next 10 days, a real sexy black moon boot for at least 3 weeks, and the potential for limited daily activities for 3-6 weeks. Yuck!

But the garden is pretty much in and doing pretty good. The family is good. And I’m looking forward to a great interim this year. Regular updating will resume shortly. I have lots if updates for you.

Well, who would have thought that we would have a huge winter storm moving through on the last weekend in March.  For goodness sake, last weekend we worked in the garden, slept with the windows open, and simply enjoyed the beautiful spring weather.  This weekend, my race is cancelled, my trip to Kansas City is cancelled, my opportunity to eat and shop in a real city is cancelled.  Damn snow. 

I know other parts of the state have had some winter weather, but here in Jefferson City, we’ve mainly just had to deal with the cold.  I got snow boots and pants for Gaby that still have their tags on them!  I guess one good thing about the storm is that Gaby might actually get to play in the snow this year.  However, in all reality, I am not a fan of winter.  Bring back my spring. 

So, I am very disappointed that I will not get to spend the weekend with my sisters.  Although, this is probably for the best.  I would have stayed up too late, ate too much, drank too much, and spent too much money.  This week and next are very busy weeks at work with very late nights, so a couple days at home will do me good.

So, I pretty much spent last week unplugged; therefore, no blog update.  I took some decent pictures, but since I was off work I didn’t have the motivation to sit behind the computer and edit pictures.  (Plus I think our monitor has blown a color tube, and I can’t tell which colors are which.  The computer is almost 10 years old and won’t die, but we’ve gone through two monitors now.) 

I cleaned house, cooked real food, played with Gaby, and worked in the garden.  It was a great and well-needed week off work.  Now the craziness at work ensues.  The final eight weeks of session will be grueling, starting with this week.  I just have to remember that the prize is time off this summer.  Eyes on the prize, Ang.  Eyes on the prize.